Benefits of drinking wine

2022-02-11

Benefits of drinking wine

Over the years, several studies have been carried out on the impact of wine on our health and numerous links have been found between its consumption and an increase in our quality of life. In fact, it is even said that wine is the elixir of life! However, it is important to realise that this is only true when wine is taken in moderation.

Well, well. Pour yourself a glass of wine and get ready to discover some of the benefits that may surprise you.

  1. It supports longevity of life. Several studies have suggested that wine consumption has demonstrated health benefits that lead to a longer life. However, these studies stress that the positive benefits only take effect with moderate consumption.
  2. Helps maintain a healthy heart. According to several researchers, drinking wine can help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as bad cholesterol, which can cause damage to the arteries while increasing the body's high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as good cholesterol, which can reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, wine prevents the formation of blood clots.
  3. They can prevent Alzheimer's disease. The resveratrol found in wines helps keep blood vessels open, so that the essential supply of oxygen and glucose can move freely to the brain to keep it alive and functioning.
  4. Fights depression. Yes, you read that right. Although alcohol is associated with depression, drinking one glass of wine a week may even combat it. PREMIDED conducted a study, over seven years, where 5,500 people were analysed, ranging from those who drank sporadically, to those who drank moderately and came to the conclusion that those who drank between two and seven glasses of wine a week, were less prone to depression than those who did not drink.
  5. Wine contains antioxidants and polyphenols which are essential for keeping skin healthy, preventing wrinkles and skin ageing.
  6. Helps prevent obesity. Wine, specifically white wine, contains antioxidants that can reduce cholesterol levels and can also support weight loss by burning fat and reducing inflammation.
  7. Strengthens the body's defences. Moderate consumption of wine helps boost the immune system as it contains a high level of antioxidants that fight viruses.
  8. Strengthens bones. Osteoporosis can be alleviated through moderate wine consumption.
  9. Protects teeth against plaque. Wine can inhibit the growth of bacteria that can cause tooth decay. However, a daily oral hygiene routine is still the best way to protect our teeth against bacteria.
  10. It can improve vision. According to Milind Pande, an ophthalmologist at Vision Surgery, the resveratrol found in wine can be beneficial for the eyes, preventing age-related deterioration of the eye muscles.

 

 

Source: https://blog.winetourismportugal.com/

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